Volkswagen R GmbH has developed the R-Line for drivers who want the sporty and aggressive styling of the Volkswagen R models, but without the additional performance. In Germany, many of Volkswagen’s best-selling vehicles are available with an R-Line derivative, but until now this has only been the case with the CC in the U.S.
That will change when the Beetle R-Line goes on sale in early 2013. Offered only on the Turbo model, the Beetle R-Line is differentiated by a number of exterior and interior enhancements. The new, more aggressive front bumper sports grained black surfaces and chrome-framed turn signals, while the rear bumper now incorporates a race-inspired diffuser. R-Line logos, standard 19-inch “Tornado” aluminium-alloy wheels, and Bi-Xenon headlights with LED DRLs also help to differentiate the car from a regular Beetle Turbo.
Inside, the R-Line model features custom stainless-steel kickplates, a steering wheel badge, a unique color dashboard panel, and contrasting-color stitching on the seats, shifter knob, and handbrake lever. Beetle R-Line pricing will be announced closer to launch.